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by 4wils
19 Apr 2012, 8:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: CYCLING OUT OF IJMUIDEN HOLLAND
Replies: 13
Views: 6588

Re: CYCLING OUT OF IJMUIDEN HOLLAND

I have lent my Netherlands maps to a colleague so will have to go from memory. Den Helder would be a long day, particularly with much luggage (more than 50 miles, but not much more). We camp and therefore carry quite a lot of gear and like to take our time, for us two days was more realistic. We hav...
by 4wils
16 Apr 2012, 9:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: CYCLING OUT OF IJMUIDEN HOLLAND
Replies: 13
Views: 6588

Re: CYCLING OUT OF IJMUIDEN HOLLAND

We have done this twice.
Crossed by the sluices both times, just turn left on leaving the port gates, follow the road round and cross by the first bridge.
It doesn't take long to clear the built up area and access to the North Sea route is easy.
You will enjoy the ride up the coast!
by 4wils
9 Apr 2012, 7:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Vendee Coast
Replies: 1
Views: 2287

Vendee Coast

Having done the Loire around Orleans and Tours, we want to complete the lower section from Nantes to Tours. The plan is to take the Bike Express to Saintes, then either ride up the coast or a route up to Nantes a bit further inland. There seems to be a good network of signed routes throughout the Ve...
by 4wils
25 Jan 2012, 9:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: paramo clothing
Replies: 9
Views: 1687

Re: paramo clothing

Velez light.

Great even in heavy rain, except on the recumbent water can run into the sleeves - wouldn't be a problem on a DF.

A bit warm for all year riding, but did use mine in the Netherlands last summer on cooler days.
by 4wils
17 Dec 2011, 11:31am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Kettwiesel comfort
Replies: 13
Views: 46850

Re: Kettwiesel comfort

Thanks for the input. At risk of going slightly off topic, how important is the diff? Given that most of the time it is likely that the trikes would be coupled. I know that the diff. has been discussed before for solo use, my concern would be that the load on the hitch might unload the front wheel o...
by 4wils
14 Dec 2011, 7:39pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Kettwiesel comfort
Replies: 13
Views: 46850

Re: Kettwiesel comfort

Stradageek,

Thanks for that.
We have looked at all sorts of options, it is really reassuring to hear your positive comments on the tandem pair.
It gives us more confidence that we are looking at a viable solution
by 4wils
13 Dec 2011, 8:59pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Kettwiesel comfort
Replies: 13
Views: 46850

Kettwiesel comfort

I have seen a few photos of Kettwiesels with additional foam placed on the seat, presumably for comfort. I have never needed to add padding to my Ice seat. Anyone any extended experience of the Kettwiesel seat who might like to comment? I ask as we (stoker and self) are considering buying Kettwiesel...
by 4wils
5 Dec 2011, 8:39pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Studded 20 inch tyre
Replies: 13
Views: 24467

Re: Studded 20 inch tyre

Dotbike have 20 x 1.6 in stock.
Having measured my length on the ground this morning - black ice in the dark, I've just been looking.
by 4wils
4 Dec 2011, 3:23pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Azub Twin
Replies: 6
Views: 12465

Re: Azub Twin

Joe, We have followed a similar thought process. Recumbent tandem trike, big, heavy difficult to transport. We did go down to West Country recumbents to try the Greenspeed but we were not impressed, all rather agricultural in design and manufacture, little finesse. Kettwiesel - sounds like fun, the ...
by 4wils
4 Dec 2011, 7:12am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Azub Twin
Replies: 6
Views: 12465

Re: Azub Twin

Thanks Cunobelin, We tried the OVO last weekend. Smashing bike, well thought out and great build quality. Unfortunately, the stoker has a disc problem and finds the semi recumbent position , with feet lower than seat painful. Richard was very helpful and I would recommend anyone interested to try th...
by 4wils
3 Dec 2011, 8:02pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Azub Twin
Replies: 6
Views: 12465

Azub Twin

Does anyone have any experience of the Azub Twin recumbent tandem? The stoker finds the semi recumbent position on bikes like the Rans Screamer uncomfortable and we thought that the fully recumbent rear on the Azub might be better (she rides an Ice Explorer without any problems). The Czech Republic ...
by 4wils
17 Nov 2011, 8:41pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: recumbent riders where are we...
Replies: 176
Views: 145963

Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Teesside

Giro 20 ATT
Ice Vortex
by 4wils
23 Aug 2011, 7:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike trailers in Spain?
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Bike trailers in Spain?

We seem always to need a trailer when touring and whilst in the Netherlands we met a similarly equipped Dutch couple. As is the way, we were chatting about loaded touring and they mentioned that they had wanted to tour Spain but had not done so as they believed that bike trailers are not allowed in ...
by 4wils
10 Feb 2011, 11:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Salt and Bike Protection
Replies: 16
Views: 838

Re: Salt and Bike Protection

Scottoiler do an anti corrosion spray for motor bikes - water soluble. I tend to use that if I can't wash salt off for whatever reason. You just have to be careful not to get it on braking surfaces as it is oily.
by 4wils
10 Feb 2011, 11:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Belgium to Switzerland
Replies: 8
Views: 1590

Re: Belgium to Switzerland

When considering possible tour destinations I came across this site - might be of use - http://www.fietsnet.be/routeplanner/default.aspx